“Food, My Frenemy” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Food, My Frenemy My struggle with a binge eating disorder began at age 12. What followed were years of shame, lies, weight fluctuations and, at one particularly desperate moment, maternity clothes. 2) A Space to Talk How can services meet the needs … More “Food, My Frenemy” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Food Addiction: a Valid Concept?” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Food Addiction: a Valid Concept? Can food be addictive? What does it mean to be a food addict? Do common underlying neurobiological mechanisms contribute to drug and food addiction? These vexing questions have been the subject of considerable interest and debate in … More “Food Addiction: a Valid Concept?” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“Anorexia Nervosa Is a Modern OCD” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Anorexia Nervosa Is a Modern Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Anorexia and bulimia appear to be new kinds of disorders, but it is important to recognize that both are modern manifestations of obsessive-compulsive neurosis. 2) A mental illness journey: Clinging to hope after hitting personal … More “Anorexia Nervosa Is a Modern OCD” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“How Evil Happens” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads! Lets begin! 1) How Evil Happens Why some people choose to do evil remains a puzzle, but are we starting to understand how this behaviour is triggered? 2) A Historical Perspective on Suicide Walter Benjamin’s suicide is especially interesting as a bridge from the Freudian … More “How Evil Happens” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Many mHealth Apps for Mental Health Aren’t Offering Sound Advice” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a nice weekend and recharged your batteries. Lets start our long week ahead with Best 5 Reads! 1) Many mHealth Apps for Mental Health Aren’t Offering Sound Advice Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that many popular mHealth apps designed to help people with mental … More “Many mHealth Apps for Mental Health Aren’t Offering Sound Advice” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Suicide Rates Are Rising. What Should We Do About It?” AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Today marks the beginning of FIFA World Cup 2018. I am supporting Spain. What about you guys? Let me know in the comment box! With that said, lets start with our articles. 1) Suicide Rates Are Rising. What Should We Do About It? Suicide is … More “Suicide Rates Are Rising. What Should We Do About It?” AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads

“Nine Truths about Eating Disorders” AND more on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads! 1) Nine Truths about Eating Disorders Truth #1: Many people with eating disorders look healthy, yet may be extremely ill. Truth #2: Families are not to blame, and can be the patients’ and providers’ best allies in treatment. Truth #3: An eating disorder diagnosis is … More “Nine Truths about Eating Disorders” AND more on Best 5 Monday Reads

Managing Bipolar Disorder During and After Pregnancy AND more on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of “Best 5 Reads”. Today we will be discussing the consensus statement which was issued by prominent psychiatrists on how to manage Bipolar Disorder during and after pregnancy. It touches upon how to treat Bipolar on trimester basis. It also discussed the potential side effects of commonly used medications … More Managing Bipolar Disorder During and After Pregnancy AND more on Best 5 Friday Reads

Best 5 Monday Reads

Today we will be touching upon associatation between physical activity and depression, prevention and treatment of addiction, long term effects of antidepressants, effect of pharmacogenetic testing tools on depression treatment and more! 1) Physical Activity and Incident Depression: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Available evidence supports the notion that physical activity can confer protection … More Best 5 Monday Reads